Clos Des Fous

"Clos des Fous is about four friends – four crazy guys that have chosen to ignore the "experts" about where to plant vineyards and to trust their own instincts. The team is viticulturist Paco Leyton, winemaker Francois Massoc, terroir hunter Pedro Parra, and "bringer of wisdom" Albert Cussen. Clos des Fous, at his heart, is a project dedicated to finding extreme terroirs in Chile and then exploiting those to craft unique wines. They focus on minimal intervention viticulture and winemaking, with the goal of allowing the terroir to express its natural balance and spirit. They are inspired by the wines of Burgundy, where both Pedro and Francois trained."

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Clos des Fous 'Pour Ma Gueule' Blend 2017
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The highly drinkable 2017 Pour Ma Gueule mixes grapes from Maule and Itata, and in 2017, it's mostly Cinsault, with 9% País and 4% Syrah, which I think contributes to its drinkability. The nose is fantastic, expressive and floral and the palate fresh and vibrant, with contained
Item Number: 31997
Case: $155.40

Clos des Fous 'Grillos Cantore Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "EDITORS' CHOICE-Aromas of cool earth, fall leaves and mossy plum and red-berry fruits lead to a palate with grip and flush tannins. Flavors of mocha and chocolate are mild and don't overcrowd the wine's primary berry character. This is excellent Cabernet for the price."  James
Item Number: 27191
Case: $191.40

Clos des Fous 'Pour Ma Gueule' Blend 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A red you want to buy by the case, one of those thirst wines is the 2015 Pour Ma Gueule. It is a complex blend from Cauquenes (Maule) and Itata, with some 50% Cinsault and one-third Cariñena, plus small amounts of Syrah, País and Malbec from old, dry-farmed vineyards. The grapes

Clos des Fous 'Pucalan Arenaria' Pinot Noir 2013
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "This is really exceptional with strawberry skin, spice, flower and chalk stone. Full body, great depth and length. Incredible mouthfeel. Made from a coastal region vineyard planted with 12,000 vines per hectare and only 600 grams per vine. Gorgeous finish. 300 cases made in this

Clos des Fous 'Cauquenina' 2013
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "A fascinating handmade wine with so much earth and spice aromas and flavors. Full body, light tannins and a rich and flavorful finish. So much going on here. Made from bought grapes from small growers mostly in the Caquenes region. Old head pruned vines. Pais, cinsult, carignan,

Clos des Fous 'Grillos Cantore Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A fresh and stylish red with dark fruit and herbal aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, light tannins and a flavorful finish. Pure Cabernet Sauvignon."  Wine Advocate 91 "The unusually named 2013 Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a vineyard called "singing

Clos des Fous 'Grillos Cantore Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
90  James Suckling 
Vinous Media 90 "Saturated ruby. Smoke-accented aromas of dark berry compote, pipe tobacco and succulent herbs, with subtle mineral and floral qualities adding lift. Shows very good depth, energy and precision on the palate, offering silky cherry, blackberry and candied rose flavors that tighten up

Clos des Fous 'Cauquenina' 2012
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "A crazy blend of blackberry, blueberry, cloves, leather and dried flowers. Full body with great fruit and round tannins. Such depth and genuine character. Fresh too. Comes from ancient vines in the south of Chile. Head pruned. No barrels. Carignan, cinsault, touriga nacional,

Clos des Fous 'Grillos Cantore Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
92  James Suckling 
Stephen Tanzer 91 "The 2011 Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon uses grapes from the Grillos Cantores (singing crickets) vineyard in the Alto Cachapoal on calcareous gravels, the blend of four different micro-terroirs, fermented and aged in cement vats. It has a pure, Graves-like aroma, without